リン先生 英文記事紹介 No.70
World Migratory Bird Day 2014 – celebrated in over 70 countries on 10-11 May – focuses on the role sustainable tourism can play in conserving one of the world’s true natural wonders: the spectacular movements of migratory birds along their flyways. Focusing on a selection of eight key sites for migratory birds in Africa, Asia and Europe, the project aims to be a vehicle for both environmental and socio-economic sustainability, benefiting wildlife, local communities and tourists alike. Events to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2014 will include bird festivals, education programmes , bird watching trips, presentations, film screenings, the launch of an international photo competition and a benefit concert to raise funds for international nature conservation.<Opinion>
I totally agree that Tourism does not only preserve the natural resources of a certain place, but it also helps in the socio-economic aspect. It might not be something that makes each of the people involved rich, but at least it helps us support with our daily needs. We help maintain and preserve the environment and at the same time we get money out of it. It's a win-win situation for all humans and animal species. One of the species that we protect are the original long distance travellers - the BIRDS. The annual World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated to remind everyone of the sustainable tourism in conserving migratory birds. It's also a good thing that in line with this celebration is a project led by UNWTO which do not only aim to safeguard birds' habitats, but also helps to employ local communities. Therefore, whatever we provide good to others and to Mother Nature will surely be great when it gets back to us.